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CANCELLED Fundamental mechanisms of immune responses

Edgbaston Park Hotel, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham , B15 2RS

We regret to inform you that the British Society for Immunology and the BSI's West Midlands Immunology Group ​have decided to cancel this event 'Fundamental mechanisms of immune responses', which was scheduled to take place on 9 July 2020 in Birmingham. This is due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. 

We have emailed all delegates who have registered for this meeting – please check your inbox for further information on what to do. 

This was a hard decision for us as our events programme is at the heart of what we do and the activities that we provide for our members.  After carefully reviewing the situation, we decided that cancellation was the most responsible and sensible option for us at this time. We're sure you share our collective disappointment that we are unable to go ahead with this event. 

If you have any questions, please email

Thank you for your support and understanding.


A full programme will be available soon. Confirmed speakers and themes include:​

Session I: Innate Immunology
Jelena Bezbradica Mirkovic (University of Oxford)
Eva Frickel (University of Birmingham)

Session II: Tolerance
Reinhold Foerster (Hannover Medical School, Germany)
Graham Anderson (University of Birmingham)

Session III: Adaptive Immunity
Michelle Linterman (Babraham Institute)
David Bending (University of Birmingham)

Session IV: Inflammation
Julie Gibbs (The University of Manchester)
Janet Lord (University of Birmingham)

There will also be talks from selected abstracts, flashed talks and poster presentations.

Best oral talk and best poster presentation will be awarded.

Abstract submission

Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for the opportunity to communicate their work. The abstract submission deadline is Monday 8 June 2020. Please submit your abstract (max. 250 words) using this Google doc form.


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